Posted: June 2, 2011 in PC, Retro
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Welcome to the Family

At CD Projekt’s conference today, it was announced that GoG.com has inked a deal with Electronic Arts to publish their back catalog. For their first wave of titles, this includes Bullfrog’s Dungeon Keeper as well as Origin’s Ultima Underworld 1 and 2, as well as Wing Commander: Privateer.

Oh. My. God.

Apparently, GoG has more than twenty games from EA lined up for the future (EA’s library includes developers like Origin, Bullfrog, Westwood, and Maxis). Unfortunately,  the Syndicate and System Shock series are not immediately on the table due to rights issues, but the team said “never say never”.

What games await in the future? Well my personal wishlist includes a great, extras-packed version of the complete Ultima series, the Crusader games (my favorite action games ever), and the Command & Conquer games optimized for modern systems (perhaps with a fresh multiplayer client as Westwood Chat doesn’t exist any longer); and on top of this their ancient management sim M.U.L.E. Oh, and SimCity 2000.

In related news, EA’s Ultima Forever website has gone up, and offers a free download of Ultima IV: Quest of The Avatar. (EDIT: The site seems to intermittently go up and down. Will make note if it stablilizes later.)

CD Projekt has also announced that The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is heading to the Xbox 360, slated for the end of the year. You can find my review of the PC version here.

  1. Wow, I haven’t seen that EA logo since the Megadrive days.

    But awesome! Dungeon Keeper! 😀

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